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  • A small cream colored bird with brown markings standing on the ground.
    Sprague’s pipit. Photo by Dominic Sherony CC BY-SA 2.0.

    New information shows sprague’s pipit does not require federal protection

    April 4, 2016 | 2 minute read

    Lakewood, Colorado – The Sprague’s pipit is a relatively small, brown striped, perching bird that nests in the ground and breeds in the open grasslands of the north-central U.S. This songbird performs the longest known territorial flight display, and migrates to the South for winter. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced this native bird no longer meets the definition of a candidate species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  Read the full story...

  • Ten to twenty bright purple flowers emerge from thick vegetation.
    Information icon Georgia aster. Photo by Michele Elmore, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia.

    Service releases 2014 list of candidates for Endangered Species Act protection

    December 5, 2014 | 3 minute read

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the Candidate Notice of Review, a yearly status appraisal of plants and animals that are candidates for Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection. Twenty-two species from Hawaii and one from Independent Samoa and American Samoa were added to the candidate list, one species was removed, and one has changed in priority from the last review conducted in November 2013. There are now 146 species recognized by the Service as candidates for ESA protection.  Read the full story...

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